Residence Life Staff

Residence Life and Housing is more than just another office on campus. Staff members work as a team to ensure students have the best experiences available. Residence Life staff strive to create strong communities which foster healthy lifestyles and enhance the UMW living and learning environments. The main office for Residence Life staff is located in Marye House. There are many staff members to help out with in a variety of ways, and they welcome visitors and guests to stop by to chat and ask questions.  Residence Life can also be contacted through our “Contact Us” form found at URL: http://students.umw.edu/residencelife/contact/.

Staff consists of the Director of Residence Life and Commuter Student Services, two Associate Directors, four Assistant Directors, two Area Coordinators, two graduate level supervisors, and 86 Resident Assistants. Visit Student Affairs to view the office’s organizational chart.   

Chris Porter
Director of Residence Life & Commuter Student Services

B.A., The University of Tampa -
Political Science

M.A., Bowling Green State University -
College Student Personnel

Bethany Friesner
Associate Director of Residence Life for Learning Initiatives

B.S., University of Kansas -
Biology

B.S., University of Kansas -
Business Administration and Accounting

M.S., University of Kansas -
Higher Education Administration 

Matthew Troutman
Associate Director of Residence Life for Housing and Operations

B.A., Indiana University Kokomo -
Social and Behavioral Sciences

M.S., Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis -
Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Colin Coleman
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Learning Initiatives

Buildings responsible for:  Virginia Hall and Willard Hall.

B.S. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania -
Mass Communication and Speech

M. Ed., Arizona State University -
Higher and Post Secondary Education

Elisabeth Burick
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Learning Initiatives

Buildings responsible for:  UMW Apartments

B.S., Youngstown State University -
Education

M.S., Syracuse University -
Higher Education

Marissa Miller
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Learning Initiatives

Buildings responsible for:  Alvey Hall and Arrington Hall.

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University -
Organizational Communication

M. Ed., Middle Tennessee State University -
Administration and Supervision with a specialization in Higher Education

Kari Gent
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing and Operations

B.A., Eastern University -
Elementary Education

M. Ed., Eastern University -
Multicultural Education

Tony

Anthony Leger
Area Coordinator of Residence Life

Building responsible for:  Eagle Landing.

B.A., Gannon University -
Philosophy

B.A., Gannon University -
Psychology

M.A., Ashford University -
Education with emphasis in Higher Education

Margot

Margot Jebb
Area Coordinator of Residence Life

Buildings responsible for:  Marshall Hall, Mason Hall, Randolph Hall, and Russell Hall.

B.A., Ithaca College -
French

M. Ed., Clemson University -
Counselor Education-Student Affairs

Michelle Brooks
Business and Marketing Manager

B.A., University of Mary Washington -
English

B.A., University of Mary Washington -
Classics

Shep

Matthew Shepherd
Graduate Assistant of Residence Life

Buildings responsible for:  Bushnell Hall, Framar House, Jeffersonal Hall, and South Hall.

B.S., University of Mary Washington -
College of Business

M.B.A., University of Mary Washington -
Business (in progress)

MaryNannery

Mary Cait Nannery
Graduate Assistant of Residence Life

Buildings responsible for:  Ball Hall, Custis Hall, Madison Hall, Westmoreland Hall.

B.A., University of Mary Washington -
Philosophy

B.A., University of Mary Washington -
Political Science

M.B.A., University of Mary Washington -
Business (in progress)

Katina Shelton
Administrative Assistant

B.S., Rappahannock Community College -
Business Administration & Accounting